How Does Kelly A. Holiday?


This holiday season, ELOQUII has invited some of our fave friends to share how they holiday, from festive traditions to getting ready tips. For some inspiration for your holiday #XOQ, check out an exclusive ELQ&A with Kelly Augustine. Name: Kelly Augustine

Location: NYC

Job: Influencer Coordinator

Describe Yourself in 5 Words: Seriously Goofy and Very Chill

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Happiest Holiday Tradition: One of my favorite things to do is make pancakes on Christmas morning.

Instant Outfit Update: Necklace or Earring? Earring! Earrings are an easy, fun way to jazz up an outfit that doesn't clash with what you're wearing.

Stiletto or Flats? Eek, will I get in trouble for saying Flats? I'm a New Yorker! These streets are not made for stilettos.

5 things on your wish list? Peace of mind (seriously!), a spa day, candles, slippers, and bath bombs. Sensing my relaxation theme?!

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The best gift to give this year is? Love. Honestly, it seems to be lost this year. I think we all could use a little more kindness.

Smokey eye or bold lip? Bold Lip, always!

Best lipstick on the planet? H&M Cream Lipstick

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The beauty trick that keeps you beautiful? Washing and moisturizing your face at night! I used to make the mistake of not thoroughly cleaning my face at night for YEARS. Now I wash with Avene Gel Cleanser, scrub with my Foreo, and moisturize with Pixi Beauty Rose Oil before bed.

Cheesiest holiday tradition? Ugly Christmas sweaters!

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What are your secrets to creating the perfect #XOQ? Lighting! Shooting in a spot with even light almost always nails it. And obviously, owning what you're wearing and your confidence is a major key.

‘Money is no object’ gift to yourself? A trip to somewhere exotic, or a home office. I'm dying for a home office!

Best stocking stuffer? I love tech gifts - I'm gifting really cute portable chargers to some friends.

This year, I’ll be spending the holidays with… My immediate family and closest friends! My birthday is 5 days before Christmas, so I'll be celebrating for a week.


Favorite Holiday Indulgence? I loooove Coquito.

Egg Nog or Red Wine? Red Wine, always.

Top three songs on holiday playlist? "All I Want for Christmas" by Mariah Carey, "Christmas in Harlem" by  Kanye West, and "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt.

Holiday movie on repeat? "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation"! I popped that tape growing up because I watched it so much.